from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A large genus of tropical American trees and shrubs, nearly related to the true myrtles (Myrtus), from which they differ in having very few seeds in each berry.
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- noun a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs of the myrtle family
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